With everything going on in the world right now Hollyoaks are still showing the 'extremist' storyline. I rarely watch it but I record it for when nothing else is on TV and I'm just really shocked they haven't decided to stop showing it.
When these kinds of storylines are show its to bring awareness to the situation and how bad it is, after the murder of many muslims the other day in NZ (heartbreaking) I don't think we need a shitty TV programme turning a character into an extremist against muslims to let us all know how bad these people truly are and what they can turn others into you only need to read the news to see that.
The first real 'extremist' episode they beat the sh*t out of a man who 'looks' like he could possibly be muslim because he asks them to please move their car as it is blocking him in.
Just shocking ! So not just extremists but following stereotypes, my DH has a few friends who's grandparents are from India, they also get called muslims and they don't like it as they are hindu Im sure watching that scene would make them feel even better...
I usually love Hollyoaks, but I have stopped watching lately as this storyline is doing my head in. I don't think it's going to incite people to harm Muslims, but it's just been so badly done it's a joke. The characters and acting are terrible and it doesn't fit in with the program at all.
But isn't that showing the extremism? People hurting other people who "look" Muslim is a real thing, so why wouldn't they do that? Hollyoaks have only ever pulled one storyline as far I remember and I've been watching a long time so I doubt they'd pull this one. They work closely with charities and people who have real experience of extremism so it's not like they're making it up as they go along.
I don't agree they should pull it. Maybe it's goimg to get through that thick skulls of some people that they are being idiots and they look like idiots. Agree with pp. The football association is a real thing all over the world.
Hollyoaks has a long history of covering difficult issues, from suicide to mental health issues to childhood sexual abuse to domestic violence and grooming. Sure, it's uncomfortable to watch, but that doesn't mean it should be pulled. So far, I think they've done a good job with this one.
Absolutely ideal time to cover it. Why does it break your heart? Storyline started way before revenge news - shows it needs to be talked about IMO. “Football” lads = excuse for nasty people to get together. Zero to do with football.